The Wychwood, or Wychwood Forest, is an area now covering a small part of rural Oxfordshire in England. In past centuries the forest covered a much larger area. Wychwood is derived from an Old English name Huiccewudu meaning 'wood of a tribe called the Hwicce. The Hwicce were the Anglo-Saxon people living in the area from some time in the 6th century until the assimilation of the Old English peoples into the wider Middle English society. The Oxford University Historical Re-Enactment Society, also known as the Wychwood Warriors, is a reenactment group that recreates aspects of Saxon life in Wychwood during the Dark Ages. From my mother's side of the family and ancestral family research (reaching back into 1600's), Oxfordshire is one area where my Anglo-Saxon ancestors once lived.
The Wychwood has also given its name to a set of three villages in Oxfordshire, Milton-under-Wychwood, Shipton-under-Wychwood and Ascott-under-Wychwood. The villages together are known by locals as "The Wychwoods".
Generously scented with Sandalwood, Cypress, Cinnamon, Neroli, Cassia Root and select precious woods, this WYTCHWOOD™ Nine Sacred Woods "Celtic Germanic Lights"™ "Old English Witchcraft"™ pillar candle master crafted with old world tydor by WITCHCRAFTS ARTISAN ALCHEMY® is adorned with a quality gold tone Celtic Druid Knot charm hung "Wytchwood Forest"™ silk ribbon. Charged with a magical blend of alder, apple, ash, birch, blackthorn, cedar, oak, rowan and white willow.
In this blend, the sacred woods and their correspondences:
Alder - clearing, protection, shielding
Apple - immortality, healing, wholeness
Ash - transformation, prosperity, health
Birch - female energy, birth, renewal, herald of change
Blackthorn - Celtic Druid, triple goddess, fairy and nature magic
Cedar - money, protection, cleansing
Oak - male energy, endurance, confidence
Rowan - life, power, success, protection
White Willow - intuition, divination, witchcraft, mastery
Candle measures approximately 2x3 inches. Please allow for natural variation.